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Old 11-21-2011, 01:15 PM
Location: VA soon to be NC
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What is the best way to kick a destructive habit.?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Novadhd5150 View Post
What is the best way to kick a destructive habit.?
Well, you have to commit a new habit to memory for 30 straight days.

In other words, you have to replace the old habit with a new healthier one.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:56 PM
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gotta be honest with yourself so if your habit is eating one whole box of twinkies per day it might start out like..okay well tomorrow ill stop. or i will only eat half the twinkies today and none tomorrow (where you might start with half and then eat the other half and then convince yourself that well, you took more time today to eat the twinkies than usually you do in the past so you are still moving in the right direction..)

true but kicked a bad habit is going to be more about how quickly and how intensely can you face the pain that lies in front of you?

the quicker you can just begin facing that the easier it will be and the less time it will take you to realize the benefits over the hill of kicking your bad habit
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:23 AM
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30 minutes a day of sitting in quiet and just relaxing or gently thinking about things,

like how your day was earlier, why things happened the way they did earlier today, what you could of did to make your day more productive and lead you to grow to where you want to be,

just sitting in silence in a comfortable position where your relaxed and thinking gently and if a worry comes into your mind gently address it and think about what the worse is that could happen and why its then ridiculous why your worried about it in the first place

just setting 30 minutes a side a day can work wonders , you will eventually be more centered, more focused in your daily activities, will be able to have control of yourself again, learn from your mistakes and find reasons for the way you did the things you do, and how to avoid them in the future, and to ultimately find your happiness

don't focus on a bad habit, don't try to ignore it either, but embrace it and reason your mind into doing something else for another 10 minutes.. and another 45 minutes, and you probably wont' want to even do your bad habit at that time b.c your bodily emotions will have gotten over it by that time

there is always relapse , always. the ones who eventually kick the bad habits are the ones who fell off the track, but had the strength to jump up and flow on the correct path again

it it's something like cigarettes your trying to kick, avoid situations where you would be tempted into buying a pack.. like if when you have a stressful day at work, you run to the gas station to pick up a pack, train yourself to take a route different than your normal one, that doesn't involve any gas stations you normally bought cigarettes at. Or if it's alcohol, don't go to the parties or bars that friends are inviting you to, there's no way you won't fall right back in the trap if you go.. basically, avoid overly tempting situations , if there your real friends they will understand, if they're not, they will do everything possible to get you back in the trap

also, focusing on becoming more healthy, like going to the gym, buying a new book a month to make your brain healthy, etc

it's a long road, but you can't think it is, learning to live in the moment is the key to success

if you tell an alcoholic who hasn't had a beer for 2 days that he can never have one again over the next 10 years , he's going to relapse very quickly, if you tell him sure you might be able to have a beer tomorrow but lets do this activity now, he will make progress

a worthy goal for any man is to become all addiction free, to have no worries about losing something , for the man and his consciousness are all he needs in this world for a beer chugged and a hit of a cig is nothing he can have forever and nothing he should strive to keep, for he is not worried for tomorrow b.c he lives for this exact moment where he is master of his mind and body and has strength to overcome any obstacles that come his way.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:30 PM
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Move to a new place, and re-invent yourself to be the person you want to be, to present to all your new friends and acquaintances and co-workers. You are under intense peer pressure to show up every morning as the same person you were yesterday.
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